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The Coward of Rutherford County

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On October 8, 2021
Well this seems bad: In the assistant principal’s office at Hobgood, the officer telling Garrett not to get the kids was Chris Williams. Williams, who is Black, had been a Murfreesboro cop for five years. “What in the world?” he thought, when he learned what these arrests were about. At Hobgood, two-thirds of the students […]

Cancel Culture!

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On July 12, 2021

Bari Weiss and Bedbug Stephens are surely going to be all over this teacher being canceled by Tennessee decided to relive what led to the Scopes trial….. As the debate over the teaching of criti

Tennessee Fascism

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On August 19, 2020

Of course the fascism coming out of the White House is replicated in the states, those good ol’ laboratories of democracy. TN will make it a felony to set up overnight protests at state Capitol.

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In 2014, the United Auto Workers attempted to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Despite tacit neutrality from the company, Tennessee politicians and right-wing funders used open race-baiting and an intense anti-union campaign and the attempt failed, one of the worst blows to the labor movement in the last decade. Now the UAW is […]

The Wages of Coal

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On November 9, 2018

Oh coal, you never have any downsides. A federal jury on Wednesday ruled a global contractor tasked with keeping disaster clean-up workers safe instead endangered them – some fatally. A jury in U.S.

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On July 27, 1989, workers at the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, rejected United Auto Workers representation by a 2-1 margin. This overwhelming lost was one of the first of many defeats the UAW has suffered in the last three decades, losses that have left the once powerful union reeling, which say much about the […]
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